Arrangement of text, arrangement of music and directed by Jan Klata
Set designer and lighting designer Justyna Łagowska
Costumes Justyna Łagowska and Mateusz Stępniak
Choreography Maćko Prusak
Soundscape Magdalena Śniadecka
Cast: Paulina Chapko, Dominika Figurska, Anna Ilczuk, Kinga Preis, Halina Rasiakówna, Wojciech Ziemiański.
Performance in the Polish language with Russian subtitles.
Running time: 90 minutes with one intermission.
«A Piece on Mother and the Fatherland» is an adaptation of a book, nominated for the 2009 Nike Literary Award, about the ideal and the concrete, the ideal mother and daughter and their practical realizations, the ideal sacrifice and survival, the hidden ruthlessness of those who were victims and survived and, finally, the ideal that transcends ordinary statehood – the ideal fatherland, which, as 19th-century nationalisms teach us, consists of land and blood. A piece that puts in the center of narration not a male or female representative of the generation of Holocaust survivors, but their adult child.
Jan Klyata and the theatre received numerous awards for the performance, among them - the awards for the best directing of XVII National Competition for Staging of a Contemporary Polish Play (2011) and IV International Theatre Festival Divine Comedy in Cracow (2011), as well as the Grand Prix of the XI "Depicted Reality": A Festival of Modern Plays in Zabrze (2011) and the Grand Prix of the LI Kalisz Theatre Meetings – Festival of Actor’s Art (2011).
Jan Klata – Polish theatre director, playwright, journalist. Belongs to the new generation of Polish artists.
His debut was Nikolai Gogol’s «The Inspector General», at the Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Walbrzych (2003). Other productions in theatres across the country – such as «H» (based on Shakespeare’s «Hamlet»), «Transfer!», «The Danton Case», «Trilogy» – allowed Klata to outline his idea of what theatre is supposed to be about. According to critics, the energy and force of his productions grow from his «sincere desire to dig into the sore spots of social life». This penetration of Polish anxieties brought him many a prize, individual (for directing), as well as joint (for best productions).
Recently, Klata has been working abroad – in Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus (2010) and Schauspielhaus Bochum (2011).
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